Funds for Petworth schemes

TWO projects in the Observer area will benefit from South Downs National Park funding.

The authority will give up to £14,721 towards Forest School training for teachers, including key outdoor training for schools wanting to increase outdoor learning and ten outdoor learning days to help primary schools across the area.

Another £3,800 will go towards a new guide enabling disabled people to get more from a visit to Petworth and the surrounding area.

The guide, developed by Chichester Access Group, will be available free of charge as a printed booklet, online, and at a later date, as an app for smart phones.

Ken Bodfish, chairman of the national park’s sustainable communities fund panel, said: “The latest projects supported by the Sustainable Communities Fund are great examples of the drive, innovation and community spirit of people living and working across the South Downs National Park and we’re proud to give them our support.”